National Jeweler Network

Majors

04/01/15

Net-a-Porter merges with Italian e-tailer

Richemont announced Tuesday that it will merge its online-only luxury marketplace Net-a-Porter, which sells fine jewelry along with clothes and accessories, with Yoox.

04/01/15

Movado sales up 1 percent in weak watch market

Slow growth for watches and curtailed retailer spending were offset by an improved sell-through at retail, leading Movado Group to do better than expected in Q4. 

03/26/15

Signet to open 35 Zale stores this fiscal year

The new owner of Zale Corp. will open more Zales and Piercing Pagoda stores than it closes, marking the first time in years that the chain’s physical footprint won’t shrink.

03/24/15

Pac Team opens first US factory

Located in Chicago, the Swiss company’s new facility will help its North American customers with a need for custom projects and on-site support as well as those working on short timelines.

03/24/15

Alex and Ani names new president

Harlan Kent is the former CEO of Yankee Candle and also held positions at C. Wonder and the Campbell Soup Company.

03/23/15

‘Softness’ in U.S. leads to flat Q4 for Tiffany

A weak U.S. market brought down Tiffany’s fourth quarter same-store sales, though strong performances in the prior quarters boosted comps for the fiscal year. 

03/20/15

Target unveils one-year return policy for select items

Target Corp. is launching an extended return policy for certain store-branded items to increase the focus on its own brands and increase consumer ease, the retailer said.

03/13/15

Sales tax fairness resurfaces in Senate

After being passed by the Senate in 2013 but stumbling in the House, a bill designed to force online-only retailers to collect sales tax in every state is back. 

03/13/15

Assets of jewelry distributor to be sold

 A sale is set for equipment and other assets from defunct jewelry company Lia Sophia’s Ontario distribution center as well its headquarters and facility in Illinois.